Eugene S. “Gene” Kruhaj, age 69 of Schererville (formerly of East Chicago – Marktown) passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at W.J. Riley Residence with his loving family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Gene is survived by the love of his life of 25 years’ wife Yolanda (nee Flores).
Devoted Stepsons: Lenny (Lynette) Gallegos of St. John, Macario Gallegos Jr. of Denver, CO
Adoring Grandchildren; Andrew, Alyssa, and Lexi Gallegos of St. John, IN
Madison (Matt) Beatty of Chesterton, IN and Isaiah Gallegos of Denver, CO
Brothers; Kenneth (Linda) Valparaiso, IN and John Jr. Munster, IN
Sisters; Kathleen (late Dave) Henjum; South Dakota and Diane (Ron) Spillers; Highland, IN
Brothers in law Sonny (late Virginia) Flores; Crown Point, IN
Javier (Maria) Flores; Highland, IN and Jose Luis (Rebecca) Flores; Hammond, IN
Sisters in Law; Juanita (William) Herrera Houston, TX
Rosemary(Gregory) Quiroz; Round Rock, TX, Irma (Guillermo) Flores, Houston, TX
And Irene (Rey) Robles Highland, IN
Numerous nieces and nephews
Lifelong Friends; Ron (Charlotte) Conn, Munster, IN; Al Schneider Griffith, IN and Kent (Maria) McKay, Highland, IN and numerous Marktown friends.
Preceded in death by parents John Sr. and Anne (nee Grencik); In laws Ernesto and Ernestina Flores and Nephew Paul Henjum , South Dakota
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 10:00 am at Our lady of Guadalupe Church, 3510 Deodar St. East Chicago, IN. with Rev. Carlos Martinez, AIC officiating. A private military burial will follow.